Arsio Piano Duo

The pianists Susanna Artzt and Manfred Wagner-Artzt decided as early as 1998 to complement their intensive work as soloists and chamber musicians by founding a piano duo, as it was apparent from the first time they played together that they formed an ideal partnership not only in their private life but also in the sphere of music.

 

It was above all a fascinating experience for them to find a common language in spite of the fact that they came from very different musical directions. Since they are both artists of a soloist persuasion, a certain polarity characterizes their duo playing and it is this that gives rise to such compelling interpretations – which are always the product of a symbiosis between two musical personalities.

Manfred Wagner-Artzt

MANFRED WAGNER-ARTZT

is an acclaimed pianist, professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and regularly performs on international stages. Since december 2006 he has been vice-president of the International Chopin Society in Vienna.

SUSANNA ARTZT

Zubin Mehta: "Susanna Artzt played with me Saint-Saens’ 2. Piano Concerto in Munich with true virtuosity. I am convinced she has a great career ahead." Nelson Freire: “I’ve just heard pianist Susanna Artzt and have been absolutely impressed by her playing! I wish others would have the opportunity to hear this such a promising artist! I am sure they will agree with me.”

Susanna Artzt